There are several good places in Edinburgh for gluten free pizza and Origano on Leith Walk is certainly one of the best. We have just had a very good Sunday night family meal out and I have enjoyed a pizza every bit as good as the rest.
The decor at Origano is good too – it has a lovely cosy feel, with nicely coloured cushions, wooden tables and exposed brickwork. It was buzzing on a Sunday night with lots of families. The menus are extensive too, with good choices of Italian wine and a range of pizzas in different sizes. There are also salads and pasta for the non-pizza eaters, but faced with the choices and having been told this is the best gluten free pizza in Edinburgh, how could I resist?
As my family tucked into the gluten-loaded garlic bread, I opted for a few olives. However, the range of GF starters is pretty good and I could have had plenty of the options on the antipasti board. The Pinot Grigio was good too – really crisp and cold.
My 14″ very crispy pizza came on a board with a cutter – which you definitely need. Like other GF pizzas, it is a little on the tough side and you cannot really cut it with a knife and fork, so the cutter and fingers are the best method. But the taste was fantastic – so no complaints here. I had a Napoli, with anchovies, olives, basil and capers – a really good classic pizza combo – and it was delicious. That tomato-eey cheesy topping with little salty kicks is such a good pizza flavour.
The crispiness was good and the thinness of the pizza gave it crunch, plus meant it was not too filling – though I did feel pretty full by the end!
In terms of taste, this was the best gluten free pizza I have had and will definitely be back. I really am finding more options for gluten free pizza all the time and you can see my previous round-up here. Things are definitely looking up for the GF eater if they can come here and get pretty much a “normal” pizza which is as good as this.